Baked Orange Chicken

 

Baked Orange Chicken

Florida orange juice makes this special chicken recipe.

  • 8 bone-in (skin-on chicken thighs or boneless)
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ORANGE GLAZE for CHICKEN
  • 1 cup Florida orange Juice
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Season chicken with thyme, oregano, salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat.
  4. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Set aside.
  5. Add garlic to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  6. Stir in Florida orange juice, chicken stock, maple syrup, honey and rosemary and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 4-5 minutes.

  8. Return chicken to skillet.
  9. Place skillet into oven and roast until completely cooked through, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

The glaze for the chicken can be used for pork and even vegetables if you want to get creative.

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